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Spotlight on a Training Director

The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program is thrilled to highlight the accomplishments of the remarkable training directors, supervisors, and trainees who comprise our programs.

This month, we are excited to share the most recent accomplishments of Maggie Mullen, LCSW, DBT-LBC (they/them),Training Director of the Kaiser Permanente Richmond Pre-Master’s Internship program. Maggie authored the chapter”LasIntervencionescon laTerapiadeConductaDialéctica(DBT)InformadaparaPsicosis”, or in English, “Dialectical Behavior Therapy-informed Interventions for Psychosis” in the bookModelosdel Cambio:clinicosenpsicosis.The book is an anthology of clinical cases from expert clinicians around the world demonstrating novel and progressive approaches to psychosis. Maggie is excited to be able to disseminate best practices for utilizing DBT skills and principles for Psychotic Spectrum disorders to Spanish-speaking providers and their clients.

Maggie has been an integral part of the KP Mental Health Training Program for nine years in various capacities, including as a Clinical Supervisor and, most recently, a Training Director.Maggie shared that one of their favorite parts about working with trainees is the thoughtful questions they receive about clinical work, which allow Maggie to reassess their own work and expand their own thinking. Maggie launched the DBT for Psychosis program at Kaiser Richmond largely due to being asked questions from trainees that pushed them to be more creative in their clinical approaches, and ultimately unlearn the limiting beliefs they previously held. Now, trainees take part in the DBT for Psychosis program Maggie developed and continue to collaborate with them to make it the best match possible for clients’ needs.

Congratulations, Maggie, on your new book chapter and thank you for all you do for our training programs! If you would like to purchase the textbook Maggie contributed to, you can find it here.

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